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Who’s Coming Home?: A Profile of Returning Prisoners

Joan Petersilia

in When Prisoners Come Home: Parole and Prisoner Reentry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160864
eISBN:
9780199943395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160864.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter provides a profile of returning prisoners and presents data on the demographic and crime profiles of returning prisoners. It discusses race and gender, literacy and education, physical ... More


Crime, Poverty, and Entrepreneurship

Samuel L. Myers

in Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095418
eISBN:
9780300129847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095418.003.0032
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter addresses the relationship between crime and lack of entrepreneurial opportunities by examining the connection between self-admitted drug dealing and labor force behavior. It uses prison ... More


Dealing with Drug Dealing

Peter Alldridge

in Harm and Culpability

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260578
eISBN:
9780191682124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260578.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Drug offences give rise to arguments for greater police powers and resources, alteration of police ethics (because of the use of agents provocateurs and various surveillance techniques) and greater ... More


“As Long As You Don’t Get Carried Away”: Choosing Lifestyle and Gaining Respect

Sandra M. Bucerius

in Unwanted: Muslim Immigrants, Dignity and Drug Dealing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199856473
eISBN:
9780199398133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856473.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter describes the specific drug market in which the young men participated and the business model they employed (the structure and hierarchy of the market, the partnerships they formed, ... More


Unwanted: Muslim Immigrants, Dignity and Drug Dealing

Sandra M. Bucerius

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199856473
eISBN:
9780199398133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856473.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Race and Ethnicity

This study builds on five years of ethnographic research with an all-male group of fifty-five Muslim second-generation immigrant drug dealers in Frankfurt, Germany, and examines the relationship ... More


Pockets of Crime: Broken Windows, Collective Efficacy, and the Criminal Point of View

Peter K. C. St. Jean

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226774985
eISBN:
9780226775005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226775005.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Why, even in the same high-crime neighborhoods, do robbery, drug dealing, and assault occur much more frequently on some blocks than on others? One popular theory is that a weak sense of community ... More


“I’m Not a Dirty Crack Dealer”: Purity and Impurity in the Drug Market

Sandra M. Bucerius

in Unwanted: Muslim Immigrants, Dignity and Drug Dealing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199856473
eISBN:
9780199398133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856473.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Race and Ethnicity

Leaning on Mary Douglas’ concepts of purity and impurity and Max Weber’s concept of irrationalities, this chapter examines how the actors in markets do not always have utilitarian reasons for their ... More


‘We are hustlers’ – relationship with drugs

Mohammed Qasim

in Young, Muslim and Criminal: Experiences, Identities and Pathways into Crime

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447341482
eISBN:
9781447341536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447341482.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter looks at how The Boys would go about their drug dealing. Selling drugs was a risky business, so in order to evade detection from the police, The Boys had to be discreet. Drug dealing ... More


Trajectories to The River

Sveinung Sandberg and Willy Pedersen

in Street capital: Black cannabis dealers in a white welfare state

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421203
eISBN:
9781447303602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421203.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter presents the life stories of three drug dealers – Daniel, Usman, and Hassan – who represent three different groups of dealers. It notes that the concept of ‘street capital’ helps one to ... More


Harm and Culpability

A. P. Simester and A. T. H. Smith (eds)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260578
eISBN:
9780191682124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260578.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book draws together original and significant chapters from a number of leading authorities which identify areas of the modern criminal law where there are significant conceptual difficulties. ... More


Colombia: The changing meaning of ‘terrorism’in Colombia: A matter of discourse

Oscar Palma

in Non-Western responses to terrorism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526105813
eISBN:
9781526135988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105813.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The use of the concept of terrorism in Colombia, especially regarding who is a terrorist, has changed through the years according to the discourse, making it difficult to understand the phenomenon as ... More


Marginalisation and resistance

Sveinung Sandberg and Willy Pedersen

in Street capital: Black cannabis dealers in a white welfare state

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421203
eISBN:
9781447303602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421203.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter identifies how experiences at school, in the job market, with racism, and as refugees are important to understanding why the young men ended up dealing drugs at The River. In addition, ... More


Staying in the Game – and Playing to Win

Simon Harding

in The Street Casino: Survival in violent street gangs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447317173
eISBN:
9781447317197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317173.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter considers how street capital is maintained which is done by being tested by Olders. This testing allows members to transition from the expressive to the instrumental repertoire. Examples ... More


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